Erse Airmy

(Reguidit frae Irish Airmy)

The Erse Airmy, kent semply as the Airmy (Inglis: Army; Erse: an tArm), is the laund component o the Defence Forces o Ireland.

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Badge of the Irish Defence Forces.svg
Cap badge o the Army
ActiveFebruar 1922–present
Size7,310 leish personnel[1]
2,188 reser (Nov 2015)[2]
Pairt oDefence Forces
WabsteidDefence Forces - Army
Chief o Staff o the Defence ForcesVice Admiral Mark Mellett DSM[3]
GOC 1st BrigadeBrigadier General Patrick Flynn[4]
GOC 2nd BrigadeBrigadier General Howard Berney[5]
GOC DFTCBrigadier General Joe Mulligan[6]


  1. "Defence Forces Strength (Dáil Éireann Debate - Tuesday, 21 June 2016 - Vol. 914 No. 1)". Dáil Éireann Hansard. 21 Juin 2016. Retrieved 26 Julie 2016.
  2. "Written Replies Nos. 437 to 450 - Defence Forces Reserve". Office of the Houses of the Oireachtas (Hansard). 13 Januar 2016.
  3. "New Chief of Staff Appointed to Defence Forces". 29 September 2015. Retrieved 29 September 2015.
  4. "General Staff > Brigade Commanders > GOC 1 Brigade". Defence Forces Ireland. Retrieved 5 Juin 2016.
  5. "General Staff > Brigade Commanders > GOC 2 Brigade". Defence Forces Ireland. Retrieved 12 Julie 2015.
  6. "General Officer Commanding (GOC) the Defence Forces Training Centre (DFTC)". Defence Forces Ireland. Retrieved 4 October 2015.